GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Warner Robins

Warner Robins, GA (January 21, 2021) – On Thursday, January 21, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was requested by the Warner Robins Police Department to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.  

Clayton County Man Arrested for Sexually Exploiting Children Online

Jonesboro, GA (January 19, 2021) – On Friday, January 15, 2021, Clayton County resident, Jeremiah Anderson, age 17, was charged with six counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material) in violation of O.C.G.A 16-12-100(b)(8) and five counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Distribution of Child Pornography) in violation of O.C.G.A 16-12-100(b)(5) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. In December 2020, a report was received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) pertaining to an online user who was sharing child sexual exploitation material online, which depicted the sexual abuse of toddler aged children. The GBI CEACC Unit initiated an investigation into this online user, which led to the identification of Anderson. A search warrant was executed by the GBI and the Clayton County Fugitive Squad on January 15, 2021, at Anderson’s home and subsequently led to the arrest of Anderson. 

Spalding County Registered Sex Offender Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Decatur, GA (January 19, 2021) – On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Spalding County resident, Timothy Woodard, age 44, was charged with the Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material) in violation of O.C.G.A 16-12-100(b)(8) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit.

Towns County Man Arrested for Sexually Exploiting Children Online

Young Harris, GA (January 19, 2021) – On Thursday, January 14, 2021, Towns County resident, Jamie Burnette, age 49, was charged with two counts of Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material) in violation of O.C.G.A 16-12-100(b)(8) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit. Multiple reports were received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) pertaining to the same online user who was uploading child sexual exploitation material to the internet. The GBI CEACC Unit initiated an investigation into this online user, which led to the identification of Burnette. A search warrant was executed by the GBI and the Towns County Sheriff’s Office which led to evidence related to crime of sexual exploitation of children, and later the arrest of Burnette.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Henry County

Stockbridge, GA (January 17, 2021) - On Saturday, January 16, 2021, the GBI Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Henry County Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

Drug Arrests in Banks County

Commerce, GA (January 15, 2021) - On Wednesday, January 13th, 2021, Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office agents, along with Banks County Sheriff’s Office deputies executed a search warrant at the Howard Johnson Hotel Room 237 located in Commerce, Banks County, Georgia. Information developed by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office led to the search warrant that was executed at the Howard Johnson Hotel.  During the execution of the search warrant, agents and deputies seized 483.5 prescription pills, 3 kilograms of methamphetamine, 4 ounces of heroin, 9 ounces of marijuana, and $12,700 of US Currency. 

Search Leads to Drug Arrests in Jackson County

Commerce, GA (January 15, 2021) - On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Commerce Police Department, and the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) executed a search warrant at 41 Hillcreast Street, Commerce, Jackson County, Georgia. Approximately one ounce of methamphetamine, prescription pills, and $8,000 U.S. currency were sized at the residence. The estimated street value of the drugs was over $1,000.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Gwinnett County

Snellville, GA (January 11, 2021) – On Monday, January 11, 2021, the GBI Atlanta Regional Office was requested by the Snellville Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

GBI Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Macon

Macon, GA (January 10, 2021) – On Saturday, January 9, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 13 Perry Office was requested by the Georgia State Patrol to conduct an officer involved shooting investigation.  

Habersham County Woman Arrested for the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Habersham County, GA (January 8, 2021) – On Friday, January 8, 2021, Habersham County resident, Kristina Townsend, age 45, was charged with the Sexual Exploitation of Children (Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material) in violation of O.C.G.A 16-12-100(b)(8) by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes (CEACC) Unit.